Live TV is far from dead
Media Research
21/09/2020

The Death of Live TV or just the evolution of a medium?

Last week a tweet from 2018 resurfaced, going viral for a second time: I feel sorry for Netflix era kids. They will never know the high stakes adrenaline of running to the bathroom/fridge/bedroom in a single ad break, with the beckoning call of a sibling screaming “It’s ONNNNNN” to send…
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Interactive Video Content - Kate Dimbleby, Stornaway
Creator Conversations
21/08/2020

Evolving Interactive Video Content – Kate Dimbleby, Founder of Stornaway

Interactive media isn't a particularly new phenomenon - I fondly remember tearing through 'Choose Your Own Adventure' books when I was a child, enjoying the various different endings (and tragic deaths for me, the main character) on offer. In a media landscape dominated by linear products (long films, cable TV,…
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New Escapism - Covid & the Consumer
Covid & the Consumer
31/07/2020

Covid & the Consumer: how lockdown re-wrote the meaning of escapism

Escapism has long been a driving force for consumer behaviours. The need to seek distraction and relief from the unpleasant realities of the world influences everything: from the media we watch and the products we buy, to where we travel. ‘Escapism’ in many ways has become a marketing by-word for…
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Digital Luxury Experiences
Covid & the Consumer
15/07/2020

Covid & The Consumer: Access & Exclusivity in Digital Luxury Experiences

Luxury shopping is largely an experiential, tactile, in-shop experience. The personal service together with the look, touch, sound and smell of shops combine to create a sense of exclusivity and specialness. According to McKinsey, millennials in particular are looking for increasingly experiential and instagrammable luxury shopping experiences. However, with non-essential…
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PodUK - Jess Anson
Creator Conversations
01/07/2020

Building Inclusive Fandoms: PodUK’s Founder, Jess Anson

It's such a lovely feeling to have a chat with someone who is so thoughtful and reflective when it comes to their industry. And that's certainly the case in this week's interview with Jess Anson, a Founder of PodUK - 'The UK's podcasting fan convention'. I reached out to Jess…
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Covid & the Consumer: Clothes Shopping and Self-Care In a Pandemic
Covid & the Consumer
01/07/2020

Covid & the Consumer: Clothes Shopping and Self-Care In a Pandemic

Following on from last week's look at the changing face of the supermarket shopping experience during Covid-19, in this week's thought-piece we explore how shopping has become a reinforced act of self-care during the pandemic... Despite having nowhere to go, young people are purchasing more clothes online than ever, with…
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Covid & the Consumer
17/06/2020

Covid & the Consumer: The Changing Face of the Supermarket Shop

We're beginning to explore the new realities and experiences of consumers in our new pandemic-focused world through our 'Covid & the Consumer' series of thought-pieces. In this first article, Lucy explores how the pandemic is changing the supermarket experience during Covid-19... Under lockdown the cultural discourse surrounding food shopping has…
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Hook Research - Media Newsletter
17/06/2020

Imperfection, Perfect – Hook Media Newsletter (May 2020)

This is the Hook Media Newsletter - a round-up of the most interesting thoughts, insights, and findings about the media landscape compiled by the Hook team each month. You can also get this newsletter delivered straight to your inbox each month - sign up for free by following this link.…
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16/06/2020

Youth Brands and Covid-19 – Hook Kids Newsletter (May 2020)

This is the Hook Kids Newsletter - a round-up of the most interesting thoughts, insights, and findings about young people compiled by the Hook team each month. You can also get this newsletter delivered straight to your inbox each month - sign up for free by following this link. Hi…
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Art in the time of Covid - The Social Distance Streaming Festival
Creator Conversations
18/05/2020

Pandemic-Proof Art – the Social Distancing Festival’s founder, Nick Green

I've wanted to talk to Nick Green, the Founder of The Social Distancing Festival for a few weeks now. From his Toronto home, he's produced a site that aggregates and promotes artistic streams from around the world in an effort to "come together as a community at a time when…
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Each month, Hook's experts create a roundup of hot takes and insights into the Kids and Media industries... for free!

This information will never be shared with third parties.